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VOL. IX. NO. 90.
150 STRIKE AT ST. PAUL MILL
IN WANT LUG WAGE;
GIANT STRIKE PLANNED
• Mill workers of the Pacific coast: The workers are d«- •
• manding a living wage. Are you going to starve all winter •
• and work for $1.75 all summer? If not, what are you going •
~• to do? The workers on strike propose a minimum wage of •
• $2.50 per day and proportionate increase for all skilled work- •
• ers. To get this we must strike- Will you strike or will you •
• scab on your class? Don't starve your wife and children. Be- •
• a man. Strike! •
• For more Information call at I. W. W. hall, 110 South •
• 14th street, Tacoina, Wash. •
. Successful in stirring up a great strike throughout the Grays
Harbor country, the Industrial Workers of the World have turned
their attention on the St. Paul & Tacoina Lumber mills, one of the
" biggest In the Northwest.
Today some 150 men are reported on strike. A whistle was
blown at the mills at 4 o'clock this morning and a dozen men quit.
Others have been striking all day.
The men want $2.50 a day minimum wage.
Though started by the I. W. W., as the mill workers are un
organized into regular unions, the union men are assisting and sym
pathising in the strike.
Union men protested today to Commissioner Pettlt against the
city employment bureau carrying the Grays Harbor mill men's ad
vertising cards which stated that the strike there was over.
"The strike Is not over," the union men explained. "They want
strike breakere, not legitimate workers."
"The sign will have to come down If It's misleading," said
Pettlt, and ordered it taken out at once.
"The men are striking lor a
living wage," explained Business
Agent Burns of the Central La
bor council. "They are getting
from $1.60 a day up, and think
they might as well quit • and
starve as work and starve.
"The company still takes a dol
lar a month for hospital funds
from the men, though It also
taken out three per cent of their
wages for the Btate workman's in
surance, so that the men pay
"Also all the Bingle men they
can compel to must board at the
Strike Starts Recall*.
HOQUIAM, April 4. —The mill
strike has started three recalls.
Mayor Ferguson, who favors
the strikers, was denounced at a
meeting of the owners and sym
pathizers, and a recall started on
him last night.
The workers responded with
petitions against Commissioners
Ogdan and Willis, who have play
ed Into the hands of the citizens'
committee, representing the own
Ferguson, a former minister,
confessed to Dr. Titus, free speech
leader released here yesterday af
ter arrest by federal foroes, that
the citizens' commute had taken
the city government out of his
Hazel M. Brown, 1808 South E.
Anita Connelly, 912 South llHh.
Madeline E. Sinclair, 37 IB
Amy B. Bauer, 600 South E.
These are the candidates thus
far out for the honor as queen of
the Montamara Feato, and Inci
dentally for the $200 diamond
ring that goes with It. Others are
expected In the race shortly.
Every tiger pin Is good for 50
votes and when the glrle get busy
It is expected tiger pins will be
thick as Tacoina roses In Juno.
Ballot boxes have been placed In
many leading stores.
MOUNT AIRY, N. C.—Pomea
pursuing Sldna Allen and his
nephew, Wesley Edwards, the two
remaining fugitives of the Allen
gang of bandits, today discovered
that the two men have separated.
South X St.
Buys two lots between
16th and 16th. All assess
ments paid. Half cash.
Calvin Philips & Co.
California Bldg. Main 22
Otto ficherv was found
dead late last night cast up
on Rocky Beach by a man
named Palmer and is suppos
ed to have been drowned.
No details can be had. Cor
oner Shaver has dispatched
Mellinger to bring in the
body and make a complete
SALEM, Ore.—Six "honor"
men escaped from the state peni
tentiary here this week, making a
total of 26 who have escaped since
Governor West last June estab
lished his system of allowing the
convicts personal liberty, putting
them on their honor not to try to
PORTLAND, Ore.—Ralph I>.
Cole, former representative in
congress from Ohio, it la announo
ed today will arrive In Portland
next week to begin a series of
speeches which will close the cam
paign of President Tuft for the
republican presidential nomina
PARlS—According to the Crl
de Paris, the king of Spain does
not visit Bordeaux solely for the
purpose of being treated for phy
sical ailments, t*ut for heart trou
ble as well—an affair de amour.
The paper asserts that each time
the king visits the French seaport
a noted Parisian beauty has busi
ness In the same city. The two
met, says the paper,' aboard Al
fonso's yacht during a recent re
SEATTLE—Former City En
gineer Reginald H. Thomson of
this city, has received an offer
from the provincial government
at Victoria, B. C, to take charge
of the development of Btrath«ona
park on Vancouver Island at a
salary of $16,00n a year.
starve rather than submit to the
Russificatin of the pilotage service
75 per cent of the Finnish pilots
who are considered indispensable
to the navigation of the Baltic,
have resigned. Threats and prom
ises of higher pay have been used
by the Russian authorities but
with small suoceeg.
For I Street
The city council has decided to
call for bids on the repaying of
North I street to allow the dou
ble tracking. If the prlca Is not
low enough so the city will not
get off for lass tUan $10,000 the
job will not go through.
The street railway company ia
to pay meet of the bills, the entire
cost running up to »roba>bly
THE ONLY INDEPBWDPTT NEWSPAPER IN TAOOMA.
The official count made
by the council this morning
hi- down the lead of Mills
over Pettit in the primaries
to 578 votes, according to the
1 1 ret additions made at 1
The Mills vote dropped to
6,043 to H.SMi.-. for Pettlt. I ■
Both (iront-n and Lawaon
gained quite a few Totes.
through errors in telephoning
the vote in. The final offi
cial vote on these two Is: ■
Gronen, 0,700; Lawson,
There was a total of 17,377
ballots cast in the election.
(ily United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.
—That the seizing and holding of
Powell Rotberts, an American citi
zen, by General Orozco, Comman
der-in-chief of the rebel forces in
Mexico, may precipitate interven
tion by the United States govern
ment in the Mexican trouble, is
indicated here today in the action
of the state department in in
structing United States Consul
Edward* at Juarez to notify Oroz
co that Roberts must be returned
to American soil immediately or
Orozco will have to deal with
American troops. It Is believed
that General Orozco will heed his
If he refuses trouble Is expect
ed. Privately state officials here
admit that the Roberts affair may
preclpatp intervention. Because
of the refusal of the United
States to recognize the Orozco
govenment the problem of how to
get Roberts back is a delicate one.
Technically, President Madero is
responsible, but he is at present
powerless in the state of Chihua
hua. Therefore the department
has decided to break the prece
dents in Buoh matters by holding
Orozco responsible. No word has
been received here about the fate
of 50 Americans reported to have
ibeen esized in the state of Chi
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 4. —
Had the government of British
Columbia enforced the provincial
health act in the camps on the
Canadian Northern Pacific right
of way 'between Hope and Kam
loops, the first waLS-out of rail
road laborers In the industrial
history of Canada never would
have taken place.
There has been no strike in »he
Fraser canyon. Klght thousand
men bolted from camps they con
sidered uninhabitable and from
food they considered unpalatable,
oven to railroad "waps."
Six hundred men are In Yale.
They control it absolutely.
AFTKR HTKIKK BREAKERS
(By Tnited Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLE, April 4. —Agents,
believed to be In the employ of the
mill owners of Hoqulam and Aber
deen, are in the city today In an
attempt to get men to go to Oos
mopolis, which Is only three miles
from Aberdeen. They represent
ed to President Robert B. Het
keth of the city council, a labor
man, that there Is no strike at
Cosmopolis, and that they are
acting in behalf of the Cosinoyo
llia commercial club
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, APRIL 4, 1912.
No Rioting, No Picketing,
Peace Tactics Get Victory
A PRETTY PATEKSON tll/K MILL GIRL.
PATBRSOV, N. J., April 4.—
A serleß of remarkable strikes are
In progress here and In adjacent
New Jersey textile centers. Tti>
usual tactics are used. "Peaceful
means" Is the slogan.
All forms of disorder and even
peaceful picketing, are barred.
The strike leaders notified the
strikers that if any of them took
the law Into their own hands the
1 Late Bulletins j
HOUSE FAILS TO ACT
WASHINGTON, 1). C, April' 4.—Despite appeals from con
gressmen that the matter be taken up at once, the ways and means
committee In the house today pQ«t»on*il the hearing of a bill appro
priating $230,000 for tin- relief,'of, .sufform in the flooded district
of the Mississippi. The levee Memphis, I inn., may col
lapse, in ii ii in luting Helena, Arkf;^?*^..^ _
;.*■'•' 'three M«BriA^Eiiunr..' •
THREE MRJT ApE HURT
SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 4.—Carrying heavy clubs and armed
with rifles and revolvers, a posse of 40 men under County Detective
McDuell is today patrolling (lie Sun Diego county line at the north
on the roast line, to prevent the intended influx of I. W. W.s from
the north. . - . , . ...jjjr, /* -
Tliree were seriously injured and were taken away from the
scene of the posse's 'activities*in automobiles. l»oft*e leaders de
clared that two of _ these fell from a train last night and a third
broke his leg when he • f ell • over a bridge." Members of the posse
deny that the invaders have been beaten.
THREE KlfiM l> IN WRECK
CHICAGO, April 4.—Tu*o' Women and a baby were killed and
15 persons injured when a ire I Jit train on-the Chicago A Alton rail
road struck a trolley car at iMitn and Kctlslo streets at noon today.
PARIS, April 4.—Leaping" on an pressman's wagon and
strangling tho driver to dentli, four lmndits robbed the wagon of
many valuables about six miles from -Paris today. Mo trace of the
robbers has been" found. '■•'". h-$* ■ %-'
MEXICO CITY, April' 4.-^/Jwelvj» years' Imprisonment Is the
sentence Imposed today upon Geof^c I. Ham,' president of the defunct
' United States Hanking Co., for misappropriation of the funds of the
institution. Ham has been confined in the federal district prison
since the failure of the bunk in January, 1010.
WHITE SLAVERY CHARGED
SAX FRANCISCO, April 4.—Leon. Hhlpman, a wealthy Or,
nun merchant and head of the German-Austria Importing Co. here,
and his ward, Lottie Khipman,' with whom he eloped from Berlin,
leaving a wife and two daughters ag«d 15 and 17 years, will both
be deported under the white slave law, following their arrest here by
immigration officials today. < £ ■
WOMAN DROWNS BABE
I.n\<; BEACH, CM., April 4,—Relieving that Mrs. Stella Well
fare, 38, Jumped from the municipal jiter with her five-year-old baby
boy in her arms, the police «re patrolling the strand today to recover
their bodies. .A woman's handbag, I coat, and hat, and a boy's hat
and overcoat were found on the pier. Pinned to the overcoat was
a farewell note addressed to the - woman's husband, John Wellfare,
an engineer. -• - ;.;■.} ■'
POLICE STILL Cttm WOMEN -
1" ASS AIC. N. J., April 4.— rassaic police today continued
their clubbing campaign against; 'the women textile strikers In the
mills here. The clubbing followed • clash at the entrance of the
Forstmann & Huffman plant when a gathering of strikers was or
dered to disperse. . Two of the men strikers were severely Injured.
FIGHT 15, ROUNDS IN OFFICE
PORTLAND, Ore., April - 4.—Through 15 bloody rounds with
a referee to call time and break them" In the clinches, Thomas B. Ncu
liausen, ex-United States itecrat'service agent and'Umber"lnspector
under Francis J. Heney, and J. B. Berkley, a prominent real estate
man, fought with their fists flyer an'alleged insult to Mrs. Neuliau
sen, in Berkley's office In Irvinat«n, at East ISth street and Broad
way, this morning. .Mrs. Nciih*uf>cn sat in. her husband's "corner"
and urged him on. After nearly.three-quarters of an hour of sav
age muling the referee called the fight. They spoke of "another
meeting soon." "~. ■.,: > .-: : •- ■ - -' . .-:
Reeves Ay 1 more, of Seattle,' at
torney for v a' casualty company
which insures the j Hurley Mason
company,; want* ]a ■■ re-openjng of
JkiSß^Bite. --. .--. '"*^**'...' .. J^"i_ »*v.twit-*. *«-'T^jt*_...«'. - ,.^»
union would not help them out of
trouble with the police.
I Over G. 004) broad silk weavers,
In l'ut«>i'son mills controlling near
bjc 94 per cent of the product,
won their lull demands .within
three weeks, pay advances rang
ing from 19 no 20 percent.
', Something like 15,000 . men,
W(«ie& and . children in . the i Bilk,
rntlon iiml wool mills are now on
the damage case of Leo Marks
against the company who was al
lowed $9,590 by Judge Card. ; , -
Alymore didn't show up when
the case was heard and Judgment
wag by default. , Marks was work
ing on a bridge over the Cowlitz
river .whan the foreman knocked
out • the : scaffolding * under him.
He ajtked J21.590.
(By United Prpsa Leaned Wire)
KOANQKE, Va., April 4. -Sta
n& Allen and Wesley Edwards,
his nephew, the two remaining
motnbeia of the Allen clan of ban
dits not captured, were killed to
day In a fight with detectives, ac
cording to a telephone message re
ceived here from Ulllßvllle. It U
also reported that a number of
detectives were wounded, two
fatally. Another report said that
both outlaws had been captured
after killing two of their pursu
ers. Both reports are unconfirm
.■._. JL.-""i ' - ...... . ■■ : '
• Th» death at Long Beach •
• of C. P. Rodgers makes 127 •
• aeroplane fatalities Blnc« ay- •
• tat lon began. - He was the •
• 22nd American aviator to be •
• killed. •
• Llllenthal was - the flint •
• aviator to meet death. He •
• was killed Aii£ti«t 10, 1896. •
• ' Six blrdmen have been •
• killed la California. They •
• are: - •
• Arch Hoxfeey, who fell •
• 6,000 feet at Domlngucz •
• field, Lob Angeles, December •
• 31, 1910; Dr. J. J. Mont- •
• (ornery, killed In a fall near •
• Santa Clara, October 31, •
• 1911; Addison V. Hartle, •
• killed May 17, 1911, falling •
• within CO feet of the spot •
• where Honey met death; •
• Rutherford Page, of New •
• York, who fell 200 feet to •
• his death In Southern Call- •
• fornla, and C. P. Rodgerß, at •
• Long Beach. •
• Dan Maloney was killed •
• near Santa Clara July 25, •
• 1905. •
(By United Tress Leased Wire.)
LONG IIKACJI, Cal., April 4.—
Aviator Oalbralth P. Kodgers wu
instantly killed when lie fell 100
feet from his aeroplane into the
Pacific ocean hore yesterday. 111-.
neck was broken by the fall.
Itodgcrs mm giving an exhibi
tion flight when the accident oc
curred. He hud flown from Ms
hangar to a point directly over the
Pine avenue pier, and was circling
gracefully above the water Immedi
ately west of the structure when
his biplane suddenly tipped and
Rodger* first gained national
aerial renown by flying across the
STRIKE IS OFF
(By United Pregg Leased Wire.)
LONDON, April 4.—The great
strike of coal miners which for
weeks has virtually paralyzed
trade throughout England, Scot
land and Wales, causing untold
misery to thousands upon thou
sands of the poor, was <alled-off
today by the leaders of the min
The action of the miners' ex
ecutive oommittee came after a
complete canvass of the referen
dum vote on whether the strike
should be continued. It was tak
en despite the fact that a ma
jority of the men voted against
the acceptance of Premier As
qulth's minimum wage bill as a
cure for their grievances.
In explanation the leaders de
clared that as a two-thirda vote
of the worker* was required to
authorize a strike, the same rule
wag applied to the referendum to
continue the strike already in ex
istence ac there were not two
thirds opposed to the resumption
of work, peac« must be declared.
PETE SANDBERG TRIES
TO LI UP CANDIDATES
Pete Sandberg is trying to come back and be once
more enthroned as Tacoma's political boss.
Commissioner Uronen stated today that Pete had
tried to make a deal with him last wook, but that he
turned him down.
"Jack Burnett ettttfl to me and said he wanted me
to meet a couple of his friends at his office and get
acquainted with them," said (Jronon. "I went down
not knowing who they were, and Jack brought in a
man he introduced as Pete Sandberg. I had never
seen him before. Saudberg immediately began ask
ing me how I stood.
"I told him I was absolutely opposed to his orib
house joint. He said he never ran that.
"Then he wanted to know if 1 would vote to givo
him back the license for the Kentucky saloon. I
said no, that the place had such a bad reputation that
no one could vote to give a license there. He said
that he would close up the place upstain and put the
saloon on the ground floor and that he would have
the license applied for in sortu 1 other name.
"'I will make you no promises whatever. I am
not buying support with pledges of this kind. You
or any other man will get a square deal from me and
that is all, but I will promise nothing,' I told him.
"All the time the conversation was on Burnett
kept bringing in other men and going back and forth
into the adjoining room with them. I did not know
who they were," said Gronen.
A prominent saloon man who knew of the inter
view of Oronen said today:
"Nearly all the candidates were taken down ex
cepting Pettit, and Gronen was the only one who re
fused to come through. Jimmy Davis, Bill Hawley,
George Gregg and Jack Burnett engineered the
scheme to get the candidates in with Pete."
Why Is a Suffragette?
Insanity! Says Expert
(Ily United Press Trailed Wire.)
LONDON, April 4. —Insurgent
hysteria Is Dr. Leonard Williams'
answer to the question that has of
late been sorely puzzling the Brit
ish public— is a suffra
"The doctor, who la a disting
uished specialist In mental disor
ders, in an Inteview today declar
ed that there was no form of
pseudo-Insanity that was not
found In the suffrage movement.
Incidentally,- he calls attention to
a phase of the subject which he
'Stovepipe' and 'Egg Shells'
Supplant 'Market Basket'
Girls, do not be surprised, if,
when you saunter out on Easter"
morning in your new spring: bon
net, you 3 hear "stove-pipes," "ice
cream cones," "egg shells," In un
dertones from *' the " men passers
by, and women, too, for it was a
woman who has already chris
tened them. ... . \-.; '";,■.', £ X.\
Madge, ■ who was visiting from
the country, and I, saw them all
while on a "peeping" expedition,
before they ■ were , taken ". from the
boxes ;in '■"■ which , the* had' been
shipped }' from < the :■ East by "> the
buyers, y .'-• ■ •-,'■•■ - "•■'■"'■ '.'■': -'•■•'/■'■!
gx lt was : from under the ■ cover of
one " of i these , boxes > that ■ we ' h e*r d
au excitud, "Just 10-jk. at UU:
80 CENTS A MONTH.
believes has not been sufficiently
recognized thus far. •
"The suffrage movement has a
large number of school mistresses
among Its warmest supporters,"
Dr. Williams said. "The publlo
does not aeem to realise that th«
Influence of these enthusiasts
over their pupils is having a very
insidious effect, of which the In
evitable effects are the. spasmodic
outbreaks against I authority to
which wo are (rowing accustomed.
School girls are being oven driven
Into the whirlwind of Illegitimate
and lawletis excitement." ' :■•'■'•'
———— - »
and | Madge \ palled , out what j she I
called a "stove-pipe." (I made a
few sketches'.which may help . yon |
if your imaginations are good.)*. 7 ■
': The crown was of white lines,
stalght. '; high •> in the ; tawjk an<V
sloped to about half that height in
the. front. The top was flat and
the ,:•:" brim ,' of " bhtok i straw i wm
small.' '■■ ■ •:■*/:':■• -/■ •■ ''~^~.-~<!'?M:}a
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